The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has seized Khalistani terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun's house in Chandigarh and agricultural land in Amritsar under section 33(5) of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), 1967.
The latest crackdown comes after a video showed Pannun openly asking Hindus in Canada to go back to India. Canada's top officials and politicians have condemned the "online hate video", asserting that Hindus are safe and welcome.
Who is Gurpatwant Singh Pannun?
Pannun, who was designated a terrorist by India in 2020, is one of the founders of the US-based banned Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) group. Residing in Toronto, Canada, he graduated from Panjab University, Chandigarh.
He reportedly had close ties with Hardeep Singh Nijjar, whose murder led Canada to allege Indian government's involvement. Pannun was named in 22 cases since 2017, including on terrorism and sedition charges.
The NIA on Wednesday issued a list of wanted gangsters, who are involved in the terror cases registered by the probe agency. The names on the latest NIA list include Lawrence Bishnoi, Jasdeep Singh, Kala Jatheri, alias Sandeep, Virender Pratap, alias Kala Rana, Joginder Singh, Rajesh Kumar, alias Raju Mota, Raj Kumar, alias Raju Basodi, Anil Chippi, Mohammad Shahbaz, Goldy Brar, Ansari, Sachin Thapan Bishnoi, Anmol Bishnoi, Vikramjit Singh, alias Vikram Brar, Darman Singh, alias Darmanjot Kahlon, Arshdeep Singh Gill, Surender Singh alias Chiku, Dalip Kumar, alias Bhola.
The list also included Sukhdool Singh aka Sukha Duneke, who was killed by a rival gang in Winnipeg, the largest city in Canada's Manitoba province. Others in the list are Parveen Wadhwa, alias Prince, Yudhveer Singh, Vikas Singh, Lakhbir Singh, alias Landa, Gaurav Patyal, alias Saurav Thakur, Sukhpreet Singh, alias Budda, Amit Dagar, Kaushal Choudhary, Asif Khan, Naveen Dabas, alias Naveen Bali, Chhotu Ram, alias Bhat, Jagseer Singh, alias Jagga, Sunil Balvan, alias Tillu Tajpuria, Bhupinder Singh, alias Bhupi Rana, Sandeep alias Bandar, Sukhdool Singh, Gurpinder Singh, Neerai, alias Pandi, Daler Singh, Dinesh Sharma, Manprit Singh Peeta, Hariom, alias Titu, Harpreet, Lakhveer Singh, Irfan alias Chhenu Pehalwan and Sunny Dagar.